Hope everybody had a Merry Christmas. I've been writing and researching and reading and generally out of touch for a while. I've been immersing my mind in works by Peter Kreeft, the late Fr. Thomas Dubay and C. S. Lewis. And how wonderful it's been! Time well spent!
Got back a few days ago from a trip to South Carolina. Below is a link to a photo of sunrise at the beach on Hilton Head Island. Note the black lab strolling along the water's edge. Believe me, he plunged in not long after this shot. Lots of dogs playing on the beaches at HH. My dog loved the sand but not the waves that kept hitting her in the face.
I never heard about Jennifer K before, thank you for that. I will examine her thoughts about this and consider them while I am still composing my rough draft. I just want to be clear that I don't know much about anything- yet I have a fire in my heart to help in whatever way I can these ones. They need so much help. And many are scared to step up to help them.
This is why I have catholic leanings (and some other reasons, of course)
yet, am still here where I am. I am thankful to know a person like you, who I believe understands my concerns even if we are not on the same "team" we are still fighting for a cause we believe needs help.
Good night my friend, I am always happy to hear from you!
You are a good friend. Thank you for being mine.
Best to you and to all of yours for this time of celebration, and reflection.
I enjoy these happy times, even if they are bittersweet.
The latest endeavor I am struggling to undertake is one I ask for your thoughts and prayers for. I am hoping that I can get a tract together that is made of quotes from women who decided to leave the parking lot after someone reached them. And did not go in.
Maybe one day, I will be able to help someone leave the lot, and never think about going back. I'm willing to continue to try, as long as I can do this.
With you in heart, Will check it out. Just have my niece in forefront now. You may or may not recall how she was impregnated by a protestant pastor who took advantage of her when her Father died. I can't say much about it, because we are still in the midst of litigation. Just know, that I am doing everything possible to help her. It has been quite a challenge.
I'm so glad to hear from you, SJ! I know what you mean about the drained feeling out there on the battle front. Sometimes I've felt very drained and tired. Sometimes I've felt wonderful and inspired. Sometimes I've felt all these things all at once. It is definitely worth it. I'm glad you're doing that. And I am very touched by your words. You are not just there, though. You are making a powerful witness. And you are in solidarity with people all over the world. Peace be to you, SJ.
I keep you close in my heart, especially when I am up against very hard situations on the sidewalk. I feel like you are with me, right next to me. After I met you here, I felt less alone in this. Since I don't have any organized group to "hang with". I am just there. But, I feel like you are with me in some way. You inspire me to do more, even though it is very draining emotionally. I feel like a semi truck ran me over time and time agian, but like an ant, I seem to make it there again and again. It's hard to do. But, I feel in my very bones that it is worth every second of doing it. Love, SJ
40 Days for Life Spring Campaign begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb 17. I'm looking forward to the jumpstart I know my prayer life will get. And have you heard the news? The Planned Parenthood abortion clinic, where we'll be praying, is on probation for a year! Woohoo! It's true!
There was a really great turnout today for the March for Life in Washington DC. Massive turnout. We weren't allowed to gather on the lawns, we had to stick to the sidewalks and streets, so I couldn't get a photo of the whole thing at once. The crowd was too big to get in one frame anyway. I posted some March photos to my Flickr page. I've been posting about the trip on my blog.